Celtic travel to the Granite City this weekend to take on Aberdeen at Pittodrie Stadium.

In their first match since the closure of the winter transfer window, Brendan Rodgers will be hoping to pick up a seventh straight win in all competitions when they take on the hosts, who recently parted ways with manager Barry Robson. A former player for both sides, Robson was relieved of his duties following a 1-1 home draw against Dundee, with the team being taken by first-team coach Peter Leven and his assistant Scott Anderson.

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Last time out, Celtic toiled to a 1-0 home defeat of Ross County, with Alistair Johnston's early deflected strike being the difference between the two sides on the day. Celtic have added to their squad since then, with Norwich City forward Adam Idah joining the club on loan from the English Championship side. Mikey Johnston and Turnbull have left the club to join the aforementioned league in the form of moves to West Brom and Cardiff City.

With all of that being said, who will Rodgers elect to pick for this must-win game up north? The Celtic Way's Ryan McGinlay and Tony Haggerty each have their say...

Ryan McGinlay

This is a massive week in Celtic's domestic season.

Despite the ill feeling surrounding the club at present, Celtic must continue to motor on with the squad they have at their disposal. It is no surprise that an air of disappointment is sweeping the club - at least from the supporters' perspective - concerning the transfer window, though this must be put to one side, meaning the focus has to be shifted back to matters on the pitch.

With Aberdeen having parted ways with Robson, you would not be surprised to see a bit of a response from the Pittodrie team, especially at home in front of an expectant crowd. With that in mind, Celtic must name the strongest team possible for this fixture.

In goals, Joe Hart will remain as Celtic's first choice option between the stick. Now into the final six months of his current deal, you would imagine this is the beginning of the end of Hart's career as Celtic's top keeper. Scouting must be in place to ensure his successor is identified and tied down by the time the transfer window reopens in the summer. Thanks to Cameron Carter-Vickers' latest injury, the defence will need to be reshuffled once again, which is unideal for continuity within the starting line-up.  As a direct consequence, Liam Scales has to be shifted over to left-back, meaning that Maik Nawrocki will partner Stephen Welsh in the heart of the Celtic defence. Quite simply put, you can get away with Alexandro Bernabei at home, but not so much away from it. A defensive liability, Rodgers should take the hit and ensure that his defence is tight, rather than play Bernabei, whose entire game is rash and disconcerting to watch. That worry is not present with Nawrocki and Welsh, who have shown that they can operate at the top level in a Rodgers side. As for right-back, Alistair Johnston will keep his place, as he was one of Celtic's better performers against Ross County a week ago.

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The middle of the park should see little change, as captain Callum McGregor will be supported by both Paulo Bernardo and Matt O'Riley in the engine room of Pittodrie. It is always a battle at this venue, so all three are going to have to put in the hard yards ahead of a gruelling 90 minutes or so.  With reports of Reo Hatate's injury being more serious than expected, there is going to be more pressure put on the likes of Bernardo to provide the creative spark that will be missing in the team due to the Japan international's absence. Tomoki Iwata - back from injury and Odin Thiago Holm will both be looked upon to contribute more, especially due to the departure of first-team regular Turnbull to Cardiff City. O'Riley will be hoping to score again for Celtic at Pittodrie, after doing so in August last year at the beginning of the season.

In the forward areas, Rodgers will continue to persevere with Luis Palma, despite missing two penalties in a matter of minutes last time out. He was Celtic's most dangerous player against Ross County, which is what will save him from getting dropped in this game. The opposite side is where there will be more contention, as Liel Abada was noticeably off the pace at Celtic Park last Saturday. Because of this, Nicolas Kühn will make his first start for the club in place of the Israel international, as a fresh change is needed in this position. Abada can make an impact off of the bench if required.

Though Idah has been brought in to bolster the ranks up front, Kyogo will continue to lead the line for the champions, in what is a massive game for the side. He scored in his last time out against Aberdeen away from home, and you would not bet against him doing the same once again on Saturday afternoon. Idah will make his debut, though he will have to make do with a bench spot for now. Having played games for Norwich, he will be raring to go and show why Celtic have brought him to the club.

Despite the slight negativity, Celtic will win this game, at what is a happy hunting ground for the club and Rodgers.

Ryan's team: Hart; Johnston, Welsh, Nawrocki, Scales; McGregor, Bernardo; Kühn, O'Riley, Palma; Kyogo

Tony Haggerty

After the massive disappointment of the January transfer window and the underwhelming nature of the recruitment drive, it is back to Scottish Premiership business.

Celtic head to Pittodrie to face Aberdeen looking to preserve their five-point lead at the top of the table. Rodgers' side has already triumphed 3-1 in the Granite City in August and a thumping 6-0 win over the Reds at Parkhead in November. How the Northern Irishman would love a repeat of either of those scorelines to take the heat off him after the club's abject failure to bolster the squad in the last month meaningfully.

Last weekend's unconvincing victory over Ross County did nothing to assuage the faithful that they were watching the three-in-a-row champions come May. That feeling of unease will only intensify in the north of Scotland at 12:30 pm on Saturday. Rodgers has a lot to ponder in terms of his team selection for the tricky trip to Pittodrie.

Hart will remain in situ between the sticks and Johnston will be deployed at right-back.  The manager has trust issues with Bernabei so that rules the Argentine out of this one and Rodgers may be tempted to move Liam Scales to left-back which means he will play Nawrocki and Welsh in central defence.

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In the midfield, it will be the tried and tested triumvirate of McGregor, O'Riley and Bernardo.

The attack has seen the arrival of 22-year-old Republic of Ireland international Idah but the striker will have to bide his time to make his debut, however, he will come off the bench and feature at some point in this one and I reckon he will hit the ground running and score. January signing Kuhn will be thrown into the fray on the right to see if he can come of age against the Dons and Kyogo will be charged with the task of doing what he does best - scoring goals. Palma will retain his position in the starting line-up, but only just, after his incredulous double-penalty miss against the Staggies. The Honduran has gone off the boil of late and he will be given this chance to atone and become a contributor in terms of goals and assists. However, if he fails to come up with the goods, then he could be relegated to the bench for future matches.

Celtic to squeak home again and a debut goal for Idah when he makes it onto the field.

Tony's team:  Hart; Johnston, Nawrocki, Welsh, Scales; McGregor, O'Riley, Bernardo; Kuhn, Kyogo, Palma.